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Food Funders Meeting - Reality Bites: Hunger on the Rise in Philadelphia and What We Can Do About It

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm EST
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Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Over the last six years, hunger and food insecurity in Philadelphia has risen 22 percent in contrast to a decrease across the region and the nation (Hunger Free America, Nov. 2018).

The Philanthropy Network Food Funders Affinity Group is dismayed by this statistic and in response is sponsoring a series of meetings to discuss what we can collectively do to reverse this trend. The first meeting will be held on November 13th to review the data on food insecurity and poverty, consider the root and contributing factors, review current funding strategies, and identify gaps.

The second meeting (date TBD) will be planned to hear from the organizations and community members working to improve food security and determine how we can all work together to truly improve food security in Philadelphia.

Save the date, a formal invitation will follow in a few weeks.